Maybe that’s what I should have called the publishing imprint for The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens. Self-isolation can be a great time for books. People have time on their hands and they’re looking for distractions. Heck, I used to dream of being told I had to sit and read for days on end. Be careful what you wish for, I guess.
The logistics of launching a title when traditional channels of distribution are slowing or severed isn’t easy. Many people, after all, are avoiding bookstores, just as they are other retail establishments.
Situations are changing rapidly, but for now, our printer’s facilities — all of which are in the U.S. — are still operating and Last Trial is being printed as planned. Our distributor, Texas A&M University Press, is still accepting orders, and its warehouse remains open. That means you can still pre-order Last Trial and the books will be shipped on to you once they arrive in the warehouse. However, you should expect some delays. Printing schedules seem to be stretching out a bit.
In fact, I received a notice from our distributor this morning that Amazon is temporarily pausing orders until April 5 for products that aren’t household staples, medical supplies or other high-demand items. That includes books. So, if you ordered Last Trial via Amazon it may take a little longer to reach you.
As you can imagine, any book signings or speaking engagements have also been canceled or postponed.
We at appreciate your patience. I, my co-author, the rest of the Stoney Creek Publishing team and our partners at TAMU Press are working to get books to you ASAP. We think you’ll find Last Trial is worth the wait.
If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, click here. Our website is standing by.